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This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Beta, center,  in the Gulf of Mexico.  A hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength.  A storm surge watch and a tropical storm watch are also in effect for the area during an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season.  (NOAA via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta spurs hurricane worries for Texas

Sep. 19, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that could strengthen into a hurricane before breaching its shores in the week ahead. Both the city of Galveston and Galveston County on Saturday issued...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Dee Snider from the band Twisted Sister performs on the Fox News Channel's

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

Sep. 17, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit “We're Not Gonna Take It" while ripping off their masks. In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic," and shared...

Attorney Alan Dershowitz sues CNN over impeachment quote

Sep. 16, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorney Alan Dershowitz is suing CNN for $300 million, alleging it slandered and libeled him through its editing of a comment he made to the Senate while defending President Donald Trump during his impeachment trial, saying the revision made it falsely appear he “had...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting in Miramar, Fla., that left four people, including a UPS driver, dead. The family of Frank Ordonez the UPS driver slain during the police shootout, have filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, against several law enforcement agencies. The say that officers acted negligently when they opened fire on two robbers who were holding him hostage inside his van. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Family of UPS driver slain in police shootout files lawsuit

Sep. 16, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A family is suing over the fatal December shooting of a Florida UPS driver who was taken hostage by two robbers and killed in a torrent of gunfire after he and the suspects got stuck in rush-hour traffic. Attorneys representing the two young daughters of driver Frank Ordonez,...

Deputy fired over Florida school massacre to get job back

Sep. 16, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy who was fired for his inaction during a school shooting that left 17 dead has been reinstated with back pay by an arbitrator who ruled that the sheriff missed a deadline for dismissing the deputy. An arbitrator ruled this week that Broward...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018 file photo, Andrew Gillum, then-Democratic candidate for governor, speaks at a news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Guillum told a television interviewer, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, that he is bisexual. Gillum was responding to rumors swirling since March when he was found intoxicated in a hotel room with two men, including one who works as a male escort. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

2018 Florida gubernatorial nominee says he is bisexual

Sep. 14, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, Florida's Democratic nominee for governor in 2018, told a television interviewer he is bisexual, responding to rumors swirling since March after he was found intoxicated and unconscious in a hotel room with two men, including one who works as a male escort. ...

Jeff Lello stands in front of the van in which he lives, in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant, since being laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Lello is one of an estimated 20 million Americans living paycheck to paycheck, spending more than 30% of their income on rent, who are likely to experience homelessness at some point, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

From a stable job to a tent: A waiter's homeless struggle

Sep. 12, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Lello has never been rich, but the 42-year-old could pocket $100 cash most weekend nights at the steakhouse chain where he waited tables. He always had enough money for groceries, his car and the modest Orlando apartment he rented with roommates. But when he reported for...

Morgan scores twice, Inter Miami beats Atlanta United 2-1

Sep. 9, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lewis Morgan scored twice in the first half to help Inter Miami beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Wednesday night. Morgan opened the scoring for Miami (2-6-2 ) in the 28th, Eric Remedi countered for Atlanta (3-5-2) in the 33rd, and Morgan connected again in the 38th. Miami goalkeeper...

Willis makes 5 saves, helps Nashville SC tie Inter Miami 0-0

Sep. 7, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Willis made five saves and Nashville SC played to a scoreless draw with fellow expansion team Inter Miami on Sunday night. The start was delayed 80 minutes because of lightning. Luis Robles had four saves for Inter Miami (1-6-2), which was shut out for the third straight...

Giants' Baker sued over alleged May robbery in Florida

Aug. 31, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three people filed a lawsuit Monday against New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker, claiming that he robbed them at gunpoint during a May cookout in Florida, court records show. The civil lawsuit filed in Broward County court seeks $100,000 in damages. Baker was formally...